happy new year! (advent 1)

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i want to begin blogging again. i miss sitting down with a laptop and typing out what is going on in my head, my house and family, my world. i miss reading comments and suggestions from all of you. so hopefully december will find me blogging more. today is the beginning of the new year in the church calendar. advent: a slow-paced time of waiting. for the past few mornings, kenny and i have been sitting in our new living room, fire lit, books (or knitting for me) in hand….read more



Posted by in homekeeping

you know the times you go to the salon and you leave with a style or color that you weren’t planning on, and it just doesn’t feel right? and you tell yourself, “it’s only hair…it’ll grow back, and the color will fade….”  well that’s the experience i had with our dining room this past weekend. i’ve had a “muted mustard” color in my mind for a few weeks now (it’s been red or orange in the past for the dining room, but i wanted something that wouldn’t be too similar…read more


sneak peak

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i thought i’d give just a sneak peak of our living room work…to refresh your memory, here are our front living room windows before the project (but after i tore down two thick layers of drapes!): and here it is now, in autumn’s early morning light: and i can’t resist a few halloween pictures. our two knights, and their pet dragon: he was seriously the cutest dragon i’ve ever seen, sharing his candy and everything!